José Mourinho Biography
José Mourinho (full name: José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix), GOIH is a Portuguese football manager and former football player born on 26 January 1963. He is the immediate former manager of Premier League club Manchester United.
He is regarded as one of the greatest and most successful managers in the world, by a number of players, coaches, and commentators, having won 25 major honours. In 2015, Mourinho was named Portuguese Coach of the Century by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). He became the first coach to have spent more than £1 billion on transfers, in 2017.
José Mourinho Age
The ex-man united manager was born on 26th January in 1963 in Setúbal, Portugal. He is 55 years old as of 2018.
José Mourinho Family
Born in in Setúbal Portugal, Mourinho was raised in a large middle-class family of José Manuel Mourinho Félix, better known as Félix Mourinho, and Maria Júlia Carrajola dos Santos. Mourinho’s father played professional football for Os Belenenses and Vitória de Setúbal and also earned one cap for his country. Maria Júlia (his mother), was a primary school teacher from an well-to-do background. Her uncle even funded the construction of the Vitória de Setúbal football stadium.
In the wake of the fall of António de Oliveira Salazar’s Estado Novo regime, Mourinho’s family lost all but a single property in nearby Palmela in April 1974. He so much wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps. So much that he dropped out of the business school his mother had enrolled him, on his first day, as he opted to focus on sport.
He then attended the Instituto Superior de Educação Física (ISEF), Technical University of Lisbon, where he studied sports science. He also took coaching courses that were held by the English and Scottish Football Associations, former Scotland manager Andy Roxburgh.
José Mourinho Wife
Is Jose Mourinho married? Yes, Mourinho is a married man. His wife is Matilde “Tami” Faria, a humanitarian born in Angola and raised in Portugal. The couple tied the knot in 1989 and have two children. They had met as teenagers in Setúbal, Portugal.
José Mourinho Children
He has two children with his wife Tami: They are, socialite daughter Matilde Mourinho who was born in 1996 and son José Mário, Jr. born in 2000. José Mário Mourinho Jr is a goalkeeper, previously playing for Fulham. His daughter is also known as Tita as she shares a name with her mother who goes with the name Tami on most occasions.
José Mourinho Career
Mourinho looked for a path into professional management in his hometown after leaving his job as a school coach and became youth team coach at Vitória de Setúbal in the early 1990s. Later he was offered the position of assistant manager at Estrela da Amadora, then was a scout at Ovarense.
In 1992, he got an opportunity to work as a translator for a top foreign coach, Bobby Robson who had been appointed as the new manager of Lisbon club Sporting CP and needed an English speaking local coach to work as his interpreter. He was presented on 7 July, alongside president Sousa Cintra, manager Robson and Manuel Fernandes .
In his interpreting role, Mourinho began discussing tactics and coaching with Robson. Robson was however sacked by the club in December 1993. Mourinho moved with him, when Porto appointed him as their head coach, continuing to coach and interpret for players at the new club. Consisting of players like Ljubinko Drulović, Domingos, Rui Barros, Jorge Costa and Vítor Baía, the Porto team, went on to dominate Portuguese football the following years.
Porto reached the semi-finals, of the 1993–94 UEFA Champions League with Robson as head coach and Mourinho as his assistant, and won the 1993–94 Taça de Portugal, the 1994–95 and 1995–96 Portuguese championship, and the 1994, 1995 and 1996 Portuguese Super Cup, the latter with a 5–0 victory over arch-rivals Benfica, in what proved to be Robson’s last game at Porto before moving to Barcelona.
The victory earned Robson the nickname “Bobby Five-O” in Portugal. It was the effort of Robson and Mourinho on making Porto a lasting team, that the club managed to claim three more consecutive championships after they had left.
The duo moved again,after two years at Porto, joining Barcelona in 1996. Their styles complemented each other: Bobby favoured an attacking style, while Mourinho covered defensive options, and the Portuguese’s love of planning and training combined with Robson’s direct man-management.
The clubs attack was led by a prime Ronaldo, whom Mourinho regards as the best player after Diego Maradona. The partnership was fruitful as Barcelona finished the season by winning the European Cup Winners, the Copa del Rey and Supercopa de España. Robson changed the club the following season but Mourinho did not follow as Barcelona were keen to retain him as assistant manager.
He began working with Louis van Gaal, Robson’s successor, and he learned much from the Dutchman’s conscientious style. Both Mourinho and Louis combined their studious approach to the game and Barcelona won La Liga twice in Van Gaal’s first two years as coach.
Van Gaal discovered that Mourhino had the promise to be more than a skilled assistant and let him develop his own independent coaching style and entrusted him with the coaching duties of Barcelona B team. He also let Mourinho take charge of the first team, acting as Mourinho’s assistant himself, for certain trophies, like the Copa Catalunya, which Mourinho won in 2000.
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José Mourinho Benfica
In September 2000 he finally got the chance to become a top-tier manager when he moved up from his role as assistant manager at Benfica to replace manager Jupp Heynckes after the fourth week of the Primeira Liga. The club’s hierarchy wanted to appoint Jesualdo Ferreira as the new assistant coach, but he refused and instead picked Carlos Mozer, a retired Benfica defender, as his right-hand man .
Few weeks after becoming Benfica manager, Mourinho was offered an assistant manager’s role at Newcastle United by his mentor, Sir Bobby Robson. However Mourinho turned the offer down.
After Benfica’s election where the then president João Vale e Azevedo lost, the newly elected Manuel Vilarinho said that he would instate the former player Toni as his new coach. Although the presient had no intention of firing him immediately, Mourinho used the victory over Sporting to test his loyalty and he asked for a contract extension.
Vilarinho however refused the demand and Mourinho resigned from his position immediately. On 5th December 2000, he left the club after just nine league games while still in charge.
José Mourinho União de Leiria
Later in July 2001, Mourinho found a new managerial post with União de Leiria. The team was on a run contesting places as high as third and fourth during his time as manager. Mourinho recorded eight matches unbeaten in the league ,six wins, two draws, after a 1–1 draw against Santa Clara on 20 January 2002, since 25 November 2001.
The team was in fourth place, one point ahead of Porto, one point behind of Benfica and six points behind the top of the league table. His successes at Leiria did not go unrecognised as he caught the attention of larger Portuguese clubs.
José Mourinho Porto
On 23 January 2002, Mourinho was hand-picked by Porto to replace Octávio Machado. The club was in fifth place in the Liga at the time, was eliminated from the Taça de Portugal and was in last place in their UEFA Champions League second group stage. That year, he guided the team to third place after a strong 15-game run which included 11 wins and gave the promise of “making Porto champions next year”.
He identified several key players whom he saw as the backbone of what he believed would be a perfect Porto team: Vítor Baía, Ricardo Carvalho, Costinha, Deco, Dmitri Alenichev and Hélder Postiga. After a six-month loan to Charlton Athletic, he recalled captain Jorge Costa. His signings from other clubs included Nuno Valente and Derlei from União de Leiria, Paulo Ferreira from Vitória de Setúbal, Pedro Emanuel from Boavista, and Edgaras Jankauskas and Maniche, who both had been out of contract at Benfica.
Mourinho won his first Primeira Liga in 2003, with a 27–5–2 record, 11 points clear of Benfica, the team he quit two years earlier. Until the 2015–16 season won by Benfica, 88 points, the total of 86 points out of the possible maximum of 102 was a Portuguese record, since the rule of three points per win was introduced. He also won the Taça de Portugal, beating former club Leiria in the final, and the UEFA Cup final against Celtic, both in May 2003.
The following season witnessed further successes as Mourinho led Porto to victory in the one-match Portuguese Super Cup, beating Leiria 1–0. However, they lost, the UEFA Super Cup 1–0 to Milan, with Andriy Shevchenko scoring the solitary goal.
In the Primeira Liga the team was dominant and finished the season with a perfect home record, an eight-point advantage, and an unbeaten run that only ended against Gil Vicente. They secured the title five weeks before the end of the season.
In May 2004, Porto lost the 2004 Taça de Portugal Final to Benfica , but two weeks later, Mourinho won ,the UEFA Champions League, with a 3–0 win over Monaco in Germany. The club had beaten Manchester United, Lyon and Deportivo de La Coruña and their only loss in the competition came against Real Madrid in the group round.
José Mourinho Chelsea
Mourinho moved to Chelsea on 2 June 2004, on a three-year contract, after a £1.7 million compensation package was agreed with Porto.
At Chelsea, he recruited his backroom staff from Porto, consisting of assistant manager Baltemar Brito, fitness coach Rui Faria, chief scout André Villas-Boas, and goalkeeping coach Silvino Louro. He however retained Steve Clarke, a long-serving former player at Chelsea, who had also performed an assistant managerial-type role under previous managers at the club.
Mourinho carried on where his predecessor Claudio Ranieri left off, in terms of spending, as, bankrolled by Roman Abramovich. He spent in excess of £70 million in transfer fees on players such as Thiago with £10 million from Benfica, Michael Essien with £24.4 million from Lyon, Didier Drogba with £24 million from Marseille, Mateja Kežman with £5.4 million from PSV, and Porto pair Ricardo Carvalho with £19.8 million and Paulo Ferreira with £13.3 million.
José Mourinho Inter Milan
Mourinho moved to Serie A club Inter Milan in 2008 . He had won his first Italian honour, the Supercoppa Italiana, within three months and completed the season by winning the Serie A title. Inter in 2009–10, became the first Italian club to win the treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and the Champions League, also the first time Inter had won the latter competition since 1965.
He is among the only five coaches to have won the European Cup with two different teams, along with Ernst Happel, Ottmar Hitzfeld, Jupp Heynckes and Carlo Ancelotti. In 2010, he won the first ever FIFA World Coach of the Year Award .
José Mourinho Real
He signed with Real Madrid in 2010, and won the Copa del Rey in his first season. In 2011, he won the La Liga and became the fifth coach, after Tomislav Ivić, Ernst Happel, Giovanni Trapattoni and Eric Gerets, to have won league titles in at least four different countries: Portugal, England, Italy and Spain.
José Mourinho Return to Chelsea
Mourinho returned to England to manage Chelsea for a second spell, after leaving Madrid in June 2013, during which they won another league championship, but was sacked on 17 December 2015, after a poor run of results left Chelsea just outside the relegation zone.
José Mourinho Manchester United
Mourinho signed a three-year contract with Manchester United, on 27 May 2016, with an option to stay at the club until at least 2020. He won his first trophy, the FA Community Shield, on 7 August 2016, beating reigning Premier League champions Leicester City 2–1. He was victorious in his first Premier League game as United boss, winning 3–1 away to AFC Bournemouth on 14 August 2016.
The 2018-2019 season was off at a slow start for United with Mourinho as the manager. After playing 17 games, Man Utd had won just seven games and that left the team 19 points behind the league leaders. He was sacked by the club on 18 December 2018.
José Mourinho Salary
Mourinho’s salary at his former club, Manchester United, reportedly was at £18 million a year after signing a new contract with the club worth £65 million. Back in 2016, he was reportedly earning £24.2m in a year including endorsement deals.
José Mourinho Pay-off
After being sacked by Man U, it is reported that the club will part with £24 million to get rid of him before the transfer window.
José Mourinho Net Worth
Mourinho has an estimated net worth of $50 Million.
José Mourinho Awards and Honours
- Primeira Liga: 2002–03, 2003–04
- Taça de Portugal: 2002–03
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2003
- UEFA Champions League: 2003–04
- UEFA Cup: 2002–03
- Premier League: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2014–15
- FA Cup: 2006–07
- Football League Cup: 2004–05, 2006–07,2014–15
- FA Community Shield: 2005
- Serie A: 2008–09, 2009–10
- Coppa Italia: 2009–10
- Supercoppa Italiana: 2008
- UEFA Champions League: 2009–10
- La Liga: 2011–12
- Copa del Rey: 2010–11
- Supercopa de España: 2012
- EFL Cup: 2016–17
- FA Community Shield: 2016
- UEFA Europa League: 2016–17
- Onze d’Or Coach of the Year: 2005
- FIFA World Coach of the Year: 2010
- IFFHS World’s Best Club Coach: 2004,2005,2010,2012
- Premier League Manager of the Season: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2014–15
- Premier League Manager of the Month: November 2004, January 2005, March 2007
- Serie A Manager of the Year: 2008–09,2009–10
- Albo Panchina d’Oro: 2009–10
- Miguel Muñoz Trophy: 2010–11,2011–12
- UEFA Manager of the Year: 2002–03,2003–04
- UEFA Team of the Year: 2003,2004,2005,2010
- World Soccer Magazine World Manager of the Year: 2004,2005,2010
- World Soccer Magazine Greatest Manager (Active): 2013
- European Coach of the Year—Alf Ramsey Award: 2010
- BBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach Award: 2005
- La Gazzetta dello Sport Man of the Year: 2010
- International Sports Press Association Best Manager in the World: 2010
- Prémio Prestígio Fernando Soromenho: 2012
- Football Extravaganza’s League of Legends (2011)
- Globe Soccer Awards Best Coach of the Year: 2012
- Globe Soccer Awards Best Media Attraction in Football: 2012
- Portuguese Coach of the Century: 2015
- PFA Portuguese Manager of the Year: 2017
- LMA Performances of the Week: 2 December 2017 (Arsenal 1–3 Man.Utd),7 April 2018 (Man.City 2–3 Man.Utd).
José Mourinho Trophies
Since taking over at Porto, his first major club, in January 2002, Jose Mourinho has won 23 trophies in the 15 years with five clubs in six jobs that took him from Portugal to England to Italy, Spain and back to the Premier League.
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Man Utd sack José Mourinho
Adopted from: theguardian.com
Published: 18 Dec 2018
José Mourinho has been sacked as Manchester United manager following Sunday’s (16th December) defeat at Liverpool. The former head coach was reportedly not adhering to the club’s core attacking values and had overseen their worst start to a campaign for 28 years.
According to the club, he was also sacked due to a transfer spend of around £400m on 11 players that, it is understood, the club insist were all the Portuguese’s choice.
There is also disappointment at Mourinho’s development and improvement of United’s younger players. The fans take on the club were also considered as United noted the growing unhappiness at the direction of the club under Mourinho. It is understood the compensation due to Mourinho will be no more than £15m.
Tuesday’s training will be overseen by Michael Carrick before an interim boss is appointed. That move is expected to happen before the end of the week.
That caretaker role will last until the end of the season but this will not be Carrick, Nicky Butt or anyone from within the club. Instead, following a thorough and extensive process will have Mourinho’s permanent successor in place for next season.
A poor start to the Premier League season has seen United slip 19 points behind the leaders, Liverpool, and fall off the pace in the hunt for a top-four place. They have won only once in six league matches, drawing during that sequence with struggling Southampton and Crystal Palace.
The club issued a statement on Tuesday morning which read: “Manchester United announces that manager José Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect.
“The club would like to thank José for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future. A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.”
In two full seasons at Old Trafford, Mourinho won the Europa League and League Cup (2016-17) before finishing second in the Premier League last season and reaching the FA Cup final. In that period since replacing Louis van Gaal, United’s spending stands at £364.3m on eight buys.